MP3: Nakia - Make Up With A Gun / Tight
He's worked at an Apple store, modeled, and was a cavern guide, a show rider (yes, horseback), a record label promo guy (pushing John Mayer for Aware Records) and an actual missionary in Africa. After finding a way to impress Cee Lo on TV show "The Voice" by covering one of Cee Lo's own tracks (who later invited him to sing on his Muppets Christmas special), Nakia is set to release his own EP on March 5th and also has a few SXSW shows lined up. On his new EP, Drown in the Crimson Tide, releasing March 5 on the Something-Music label, Nakia unleashes that voice on six songs he wrote in collaboration with top-tier artists including Barry Goldberg, Bleu, Chris Seefried and Brian West. Three were co-produced by legendary keyboardist Goldberg, whose vast resume includes playing Dylan’s ’65 Newport gig and producing Percy Sledge; and guitarist Johnny Lee Schell, who’s worked with Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty and Eric Burdon.